• USD - American dolar
  • EUR - Euro
  • GBP - British pound
  • TRY - Turkish Lira
  • DZD - Algerian dinar
  • AOA - Angolan kwanza
  • XOF - CFA franc
  • BWP - Botswana pula
  • BIF - Burundi franc
  • XAF - CFA franc
  • CVE - Cape Verdean escudo
  • KMF - Comorian franc
  • CDF - Congolese franc
  • DJF - Djiboutian franc
  • EGP - Egyptian pound
  • ERN - Eritrean nakfa
  • ETB - Ethiopian birr
  • GMD - Dalasi
  • GHS - Ghanaian cedi
  • GNF - Guinean franc
  • KES - Kenyan shilling
  • LSL - Lesotho loti
  • LRD - Liberian dollar
  • LYD - Libyan dinar
  • MGA - Malagasy ariary
  • MWK - Malawian kwacha
  • MRO - Ouguiya
  • MUR - Mauritian rupee
  • MAD - Moroccan dirham
  • MZN - Mozambican metical
  • NAD - Namibian dollar
  • NGN - Nigerian naira
  • RWF - Rwandan franc
  • STD - São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
  • SCR - Seychellois rupee
  • SLL - Sierra Leonean leone
  • SOS - Somali shilling
  • ZAR - South African rand
  • SSP - South Sudanese pound
  • SDG - Sudanese pound
  • SZL - Swazi lilangeni
  • TZS - Tanzanian shilling
  • TND - Tunisian dinar
  • UGX - Ugandan shilling
  • ZMW - Zambian kwacha
  • ZBN - RTGS Dollar


Capital city: Gaborone                                    
 Botswana Pula 
Population size: 2.3 million
Local languages: English, Setswana 
High season for travelers: July to September
Weather: Summer starts in September and Winter starts in May
International airport: Sir Seretse International Airport

Botswana, one of Africa's most stable countries, is the continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record. Sparsely populated, Botswana protects some of Africa's largest areas of wilderness. Safari-based tourism - tightly-controlled and often upmarket - is an important source of income. Botswana is the world's largest producer of diamonds and the trade has transformed it into a middle-income nation.

Places to see in Botswana

Botswana is home to multiple game reserves and wildlife parks such as the Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi Pan. When visiting these places the travelers will have an opportunity to see the rare black and white rhinos. Leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs also roam these parks. The best time for viewing wildlife is during the dry season (May to October) when the wild animals gather around the waterholes.

Visitors can also explore the cities and towns of which the most popular ones are Kasane, Gaborone, Francistown and Maun. Gaborone which many travelers describe as a beautiful, safe city hosts various historical landmarks as well as museums. Adrenaline junkies can go hiking in on the Kgale Hill which reaches an altitude of 1,287 meters above sea level. Maun is a tourist favorite because it is located close to wildlife parks and has an eclectic mix of modern and traditional architecture.

 Safety Tips:

1. The death sentence is enforced in Botswana and this means that if you murder someone and are found guilty there will be no returning to your home country. 

2. Keep valuables secure and move around only with what you need.

3. Be cautious when speaking on your phone in crowded areas. Pickpockets frequent crowded areas.

4. Avoid wandering around alone in places you are not familiar with and limit night time walks.

5. Do not keep your valuables in your car.

Emergency numbers

Ambulance: 997 (toll free)

Police: 999 (toll free)

Fire brigade: 998 (toll free)

Medical Rescue: 911 (toll free)

Medical Air Rescue: 390-1601



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